In footprints of Jiří Wolker

Start from the square Trčků z Lípy and follow blue sign to the bridge across Sazava. Continue toWolkerova street along the edge of a chateau park. Pass Dolní and Horní rybník (Lower and Upper pond) in the park and at the end of the park you get to a memorial of A. B. Svojsík and J. Wolker with a sign: Professor A.B. Svojsík, a founder of Czechoslovak scouts passed Světlá nad Sázavou on his trip to the first camp of czech scouts in 1912 and a poet-scout Jiří Wolker in 1916. To their memory scouts of Světlá. A. D. 1947.“ The sign is a bit inaccurate because scouts walked to their camp in Orlovy wood from railway station Okrouhlice and later they made a trip to Světlá nad Sázavou. They started their journey on the 16th of August 1916 as Jiří Wolker described in detail.

Follow blue sign to Závidkovice and then to Lipnice. Yellow sign leads from Lipnice to the second memorial of Jiří Wolker. He spent his holiday here in 1916 and wrote his Camp diary for his mom. He came back next holiday again. In the place of summer camps was revealed a humble memorial with a sign: “Here camped a poet and a scout Jiří Wolker in 1916. To their memory A.D. 1934 Administration of the forest, Catholic scouts Prague.“ The memorial was carved by a mason František Suk from Kejžlice. He was sponsored by a forest manager Josef Toman.

Following a green sign you get to Orlovy forester´s lodge that now belongs to the scouts of Humpolec. On occassion of the 120th anniversary of birth of a founder of czech scouting a memorial plaque of A.B. Svojsík was revealed. The installation of the memorial plaque was initiated by the scouts of Světlá.

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